All manner of mothers (from toddler moms to grandmas to mother figures of every description) have been through a lot this past year. For many, the compounded pressures of homeschooling, and/or the long, drawn-out separations from loved ones only added to the overall anxiety and worry during the pandemic. As a mother myself, I know the very best gifts come in the form of personal time (a day totally to herself should be on the docket!) and also in tokens of gratitude that bring beauty or comfort or meaning into her world. Here are some of my favorite picks to do the latter.
Caftan Here’s the thing about a caftan: The silhouette looks graceful whether you’re twenty or eighty. And this block-printed paisley beauty by Pax Philomena is especially pretty for the beach. $185; paxphilomena.com
Masks Face coverings will likely still be required for a while, so why not make them beautiful? The embroidered designs by Henry Handwork are perfect for Mom. $35; henryhandwork.com
Tablecloth The gift of a handmade tablecloth like this simple design from Brooke & Lou will make for a festive way to mark the first party season in forever now that socializing (with friends!) at home is okay again. $252; brookandlou.com